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FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Security Operations

Preparation for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in November continues; the securities are also underway with discussions being held with the respective stake holders.

A joint committee has been created comprising of the members of the force with Royal PNG Constabulary as the lead agency for the public security and plan, the national Maritime and Safety Authority, National Security Advisory Council and PNG Fire Service.

While the expectation of FIFA has been shared with the stakeholders, together the committee will be working to ensure that the requirements are met from each agency.

FIFA Local Organising Committee Chief Executive Officer, Seamus Marten, said preparation is going according to schedule .

Seamus said the security plan is not only to ensure the safety of the participating teams but also the security of the fans, international media and visiting guest that will be in Port Moresby during the three week tournament.

The Operational Order will have to be endorsed by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary Commissioner and the National Enactive Council depending on the details of the operation.

The operational order will include FIFA requirements which calls for sixty per cent of the security personal to be female.

LOC security manager, Hetahu Lohia, said that an expression of interest of the use of the private security firms will be published at the end of this month for private security firms to apply.

The announcement of the successful applicants will be made at the end of August. The successful security firms will provide security at the match venues, training venues and the accommodation sites.

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